The building has been structurally restored, painted and rewired and is now a valued community resource and heritage attraction. It has been recognised with awards from several bodies.
This lever frame is restored to working condition and a simulated signalling system replicates the procedures used in the box’s working life. The ‘locking’ room on the ground floor has been turned into a museum and new toilet facilities installed. Much work has already gone into the surrounding land turning it into a ‘signalman’s garden’.
The way the box worked is demonstrated using the original lever frame, and visitors are encouraged to have a go themselves. There are working signals in the garden and a museum downstairs. Admission is free.
Garden and ground floor, including toilet, are accessible, but we regret due to the nature of this listed building there is no wheelchair access to the 1st floor (long external staircase). Light freshments are also available when the box is open.
Open selected Sundays from 14:00-17:00. Please refer to their website for exact dates.
Private tours can be arranged on request.